Note – Lost password on a protected data file
This is a warning to you if you use password to protect your data files!
If you loose the password, you can never recover the data file again!
The data file is encrypted, and that’s also the purpose with encrypted data files, that it should be impossible for a “hacker” to open the data file if you have protected the data file with a password.
Here is more information in this link: https://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/SSLVMB_25.0.0/statistics_mainhelp_ddita/spss/base/savedata_encrypted.html
The reason why I tell this is because one customer didn’t know a password on a data file, so they could never get into the data file. This can happen if an ex-colleague has protected the file once, but doesn’t work there any more.
Greetings Gunilla Rudander